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Randolph Murdaugh Sr. biography: 13 things about Varnville, South Carolina native

Randolph Murdaugh Sr. was a native of South Carolina, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Varnville, Hampton County, South Carolina to Josiah Putnam Murdaugh Jr. and Annie Marvin Davis Murdaugh.
  2. He has four siblings namely Hattie Murdaugh Lawton, Herschel Victor Murdaugh, Josiah P. Murdaugh and Motrtimer Murdaugh.
  3. In 1910, he graduated from law school at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina. Upon graduation he founded a one-man law firm in Hampton, Hampton County.
  4. On March 24, 1914, he married Etta Causey Harvey Murdaugh.
  5. In 1915, Etta gave birth to their son Randolph “Buster” Murdaugh Jr. in Varnville.
  6. In August 1918, Etta gave birth to their son John Glen “Johnny” Murdaugh in Varnville.
  7. On September 15, 1918, his wife Etta died in Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina at age 29. He later married Estelle Marvin Murdaugh.
  8. In 1920, he became the solicitor for the 14th Judicial Circuit, a division of the South Carolina judicial system. He held the position until 1940 when he was killed in a collision between his car and a train.
  9. On May 3, 1918, his sister died Hattie died in Hampton County at age 49.
  10. On March 13, 1925, his brother Herschel died in Columbia at age 52.
  11. On February 20, 1937, his second wife Estelle died in Walterboro, Colleton County, South Carolina at age 45.
  12. In 1939, he started suffering from health problems. In April 1940, he was released from the hospital.
  13. On July 19, 1940, he was killed in a collision between his car and a C & W.C. freight train while his car was crossing a railway about four miles east of Varnville. He was 53.
flag of the United States of America July 4, 1912 – July 3, 1959

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